All Titles

Activism

Explores the issues surrounding activism. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Adoption

Explores the issues surrounding adoption. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

A general resource for African research for students at the high-school level or higher. Consists of 450 alphabetically arranged entries covering countries, regions, geographic features, cultural groups, personalities, and general subjects such as body adornment and clothing, oral tradition, and writing systems. Includes timelines, definitions and quick-reference fact boxes.

Aging

Examines the issue of aging from a variety of international perspectives.

Alcoholism

Explores the issues surrounding alcoholism. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Alternate Energy

Explores the issues surrounding alternative energy. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Alternative Energy, ed. 2

Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.

Animal Rights

Explores the issues surrounding animal rights by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Animal Rights and Welfare

Through the use of primary sources, this book addresses a range of topics within the subject of animal rights and welfare, including zoos, animal testing, philosophy regarding the treatment of animals, and practical measures instituted to protect animals.

Animal Sciences

Provides a wide range of scientific, historical and cultural information about the animal world. Covers careers in the animal sciences in addition to biological concepts, the history of zoology, biographies of scientists, and ethical issues such as the practice of animal experimentation. Includes illustrations, sidebars, charts, a glossary, bibliographies, filmographies and the addresses of institutions devoted to the protection and study of wild and domesticated animals.

Anxiety Disorders

Explores the issues surrounding anxiety disorders. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Artificial Ingredients

Explores the issues surrounding artificial ingredients. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.

Biodiversity

Examines the issue of biodiversity, among and within plant and animal species in an environment, from a variety of international perspectives.

Birth Control

Explores the issues surrounding birth control. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Birth Control

Examines the issue of birth control from a variety of international perspectives.

Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States

An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about each of the fifty United States, as well as U.S. territories and possessions. Coverage includes geography, state history, population, ethnic groups, natural resources, famous natives, and vital statistics. For students in elementary schools.

Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World

An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about every country in the world. Coverage includes geography, industry, population, ethnic groups, climate, religion, education, and daily life. Includes a special section of political, topographical, and thematic world maps. For students in elementary schools.

Blood

Detailed diagrams supplement the text and allow readers a glimpse into the anatomy and life-sustaining properties of human blood. Follow the course of blood as it circulates through the body and its component parts.

Body Image

Explores the issues surrounding body image. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Body Piercing and Tattoos

Explores the issues surrounding body piercing and tattoos by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Bone and Muscle

Details the anatomy and mechanisms that allow bones and muscles to operate naturally and examines the consequences of disease and injury on these fundamental components of the human body.

Bullying

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the issue of bullying.

Bullying

Examines the issues surrounding bullying and provides an overview of the topic.

Bullying

This text presents bullying as a health issue and proposes effective strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention based on current scientific research of aggressive behaviors.

Career and Technical Education

Explores the issues surrounding career and technical education. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Censorship

Explores the issues surrounding censorship. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Child Labor

Examines the issue of child labor from a variety of international perspectives.

Child Labor

Explores the issues surrounding child labor. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Child Soldiers

An estimated three hundred thousand child soldiers are serving in armies around the world. Some volunteer or are lured into service with false promises; others are abducted and forced to fight. This title presents a real-world look at the lives of these vulnerable young people.

Choosing a Career

A compendium of opinion on career choice, including whether or not career planning is useful, whether raising compulsory high school attendance ages will reduce dropout rates, and whether college is for everyone.

Choosing a College

Explores the issues surrounding choosing a college. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Climate Change

Explores the issues surrounding climate change. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Consumer Culture

Explores the issues surrounding consumer culture. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Cosmetic Surgery

Explores the issues surrounding cosmetic surgery by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Cults

Explores the issues surrounding cults. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Cyberbullying

Explores the issues surrounding cyberbullying. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Cyberbullying

Explores the issues surrounding cyberbullying, bullying through the Internet, by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Cybercrime

Examines the issue of cybercrime from a variety of international perspectives.

Date Rape

Explores the issues surrounding date rape. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Date Rape

Explores the issues surrounding date rape. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Dating

Presents differing views on the various social aspects of dating. Examines the enormous debate over whether the emergence of hookup culture is positive or negative, whether it hurts girls or empowers them, and whether it dangerously erodes the fabric of society or is the natural outcome of a society inching closer to gender equality.

Death and Dying

Presents differing views on the various social aspects surrounding death and dying worldwide. Causes of death are examined, including increases in mortality due to AIDS in Africa, drug abuse in Scotland, and suicide in Ireland. Chapters discuss access to palliative end-of-life care and assisted suicide; influences of the world's major religions and their beliefs, traditions and rituals surrounding death; and funeral practices around the world.

Depression

Explores the issues surrounding depression by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Dieting

Articles explore the risks and behaviours associated with dieting.

Dieting

Explores the issues surrounding dieting. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Disaster Relief

Explores the issues surrounding disaster relief. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Disasters

Examines the issue of disaster relief and natural disasters from a variety of international perspectives.

Discrimination

Explores the issues surrounding discrimination. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Distracted Driving

Examines the issues surrounding distracted driving and provides an overview of the topic.

Domestic Terrorism

Examines the issues surrounding domestic terrorism and provides an overview of the topic.

Downloading Music

Takes a critical look at downloading music, who it impacts, and how. Includes a list of organizations to contact for further information.

Dress Codes in Schools

Explores the issues surrounding dress codes in schools. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Dress Codes in Schools

Explores the issues surrounding dress codes in schools. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Dropping Out of School

Explores the issues surrounding school dropouts. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Drug Abuse

Explores the issues surrounding teenage drug abuse. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Drugs

Explores the issues surrounding drugs. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Drunk Driving

Explores the issues surrounding drunk driving. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Eating Disorders

Explores the issues surrounding eating disorders. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Electronic Devices in Schools

Explores the issues surrounding electronic devices in schools. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Electronic Devices in Schools

Explores the issues surrounding electronic devices in schools. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

Provides an overview and an explanation of the major topics in the field of educational psychology, including topics in categories such as human learning and development (across the life span), motivation, measurement and statistics, and curriculum and teaching.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

A six-volume survey of modern Asia, defined as extending from Japan in the east to Turkey in the west, and from Kazakhstan in the north to Indonesia in the south. Presents entries covering such subjects as countries, cities, regions, natural features, religions, social issues, languages, people, events, customs, politics, and economics.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence

Provides a thorough compilation of the types, specific incidents, relevant agencies, theories, responses, and prevention programs relevant to crime and violence in schools and on campuses.

Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing

A comprehensive reference work bringing both sports management and sports marketing all together in one place.

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

Provides the most comprehensive and accessible information available on sports medicine.

Endangered Species

Explores the issues surrounding endangered species. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

English Language Learners

Explores the issues surrounding English language learners. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Exercise and Fitness

Explores the issues surrounding exercise and fitness for children. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Extremism

Examines the issue of extremism and radicalism from a variety of international perspectives.

Factory Farming

Explores the issues surrounding the factory farming, meeting the world’s demand for food, by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Foster Care

Explores the issues surrounding foster care. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Fracking

Examines the issues surrounding fracking (a process that unlocks huge reserves of natural gas deep under the earth’s surface) and provides an overview of the topic.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The Encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

Gangs

Explores the issues surrounding gangs. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Gangs

Explores the issues surrounding gangs. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Gay Marriage

Explores the issues surrounding gay marriage by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Gay Marriage

Examines the issues surrounding gay marriage and provides an overview of the topic.

Genetically Modified Food

Examines the issue of genetically modified food from a variety of international perspectives.

Girls and Sports

Explores the issues surrounding girls and sports. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Going Green

Explores the issues surrounding going green. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Gun Control

Examines the issues surrounding gun control and provides an overview of the topic.

Gun Violence

Discusses the reasons for and against gun control in the United States, especially in relation to violent crime.

Gun Violence

Discusses the reasons for and against gun control in the United States, especially in relation to violent crime.

Health Care

Explores the issues surrounding health care. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Hoarding

Examines the issues surrounding hoarding and provides an overview of the topic.

Homelessness

Explores the issues surrounding homelessness. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Homeschooling

Explores the issues surrounding homeschooling. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Homosexuality

Explores the issues surrounding homosexuality. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2

Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3

Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

Human Trafficking

Examines the issue of human trafficking from a variety of international perspectives.

ISIS

The book provides an introduction that documents the origins of ISIS within the larger Al Qaeda organization during the Iraq War. It discusses the origins, development, and territorial expansion of ISIS in Syria and Iraq and examines the ideological motivations behind the emergence of ISIS.

Internet Safety

Explores the issues surrounding internet safety. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

This 4-vol. set provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures

An easy-to-use, systematic guide to the history and current status of more than 290 cultural groups outside the United States. In nine volumes, the Encyclopedia is intended to offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.

Juvenile Crime

Explores the issues surrounding juvenile crime. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Juvenile Crime

Explores the issues surrounding juvenile crime by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Learning About the Holocaust

Offers articles written at the 9th and 10th grade reading levels; includes diary entries and stories about young people who lived during the Holocaust.

Learning Disabilities

Explores the issues surrounding learning disabilities. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Media Bias

Explores the issues surrounding media bias by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Medical Marijuana

Explores the issues surrounding medical marijuana. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Medical Marijuana

Explores the issues surrounding medical marijuana. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Medical Marijuana

Examines the issues surrounding medical marijuana and provides an overview of the topic.

Mental Illness

Explores the issues surrounding mental illness. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Methamphetamine

Examines the issues surrounding methamphetamine abuse and provides an overview of the topic.

Mexico

Explores the issues surrounding economic and social conditions in Mexico by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Mixed Marriage

Examines the institution of mixed marriages in different global locations, cultures and social climates.

Natural Disasters

Examines the issues surrounding natural disasters and provides an overview of the topic.

Nuclear Energy

Examines the issues surrounding nuclear energy and provides an overview of the topic.

Obesity

Explores the issues surrounding obesity. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Obesity

Explores the issues surrounding obesity. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Organ Transplants

Examines the issues surrounding organ transplants and provides an overview of the topic.

Organic Food and Farming

Explores the issue of organic food and farming by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Peer Pressure

Explores the issues surrounding peer pressure. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Plagiarism

Explores the issues surrounding plagiarism. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Pollution

Explores the issues surrounding pollution. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Prejudice

Explores the issues surrounding prejudice. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Privacy

Explores the issues surrounding privacy. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Privacy

Examines the issue of privacy from a variety of international perspectives.

Privacy

Explores the issue of privacy by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Psychology of Classroom Learning

Examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning such as cognition, motivation, and emotion, as well as individual and environmental factors at work in the classroom. Explores how instruction and learning are affected by factors such as classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, discipline, self-esteem, socioeconomic status, and more.

Racism

Examines the issues surrounding racism and provides an overview of the topic.

Reality TV

Examines the issues surrounding reality television programs and provides an overview of the topic.

Recycling

Explores the issues surrounding recycling. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Recycling

Explores the issues surrounding recycling. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Risky Teen Behavior

Explores the issues surrounding risky teen behavior. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

School Violence

Presents differing views on various aspects of the school violence issue. Examines the causes of school violence, prevention of school violence, and measures schools take to create a safe environment for students.

Sexting

Explores the issues surrounding computer sex or Sexting. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Sexual Harassment

Explores the issues surrounding sexual harassment. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Sexual Violence

Examines the issue of sexual violence from a variety of international perspectives.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Explores the issues surrounding sexually transmitted diseases by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Explores the issues surrounding sexually transmitted infections. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Smoking

Explores the issues surrounding smoking. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Social Justice

Examines the issue of social justice and equality from a variety of international perspectives.

Social Networking

Explores the issues surrounding online social networking technology. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Social Networking

Explores the issues surrounding online social networking technology. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Social Protest

Explores the issues surrounding protest movements and political participation in the United States. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Sports Injuries Information For Teens, ed. 4

Offers teens a comprehensive, fact-based guide to being a healthy athlete including guidelines for participating safely in sports and avoiding injury.

Standardized Testing

Examines the issues surrounding educational tests and measurements and provides an overview of the topic.

Student Drug Testing

Explores the issues surrounding student drug testing. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2

Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice and family law, equal protection and civil rights, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment, freedom of speech, and monopolies.

Synthetic Drugs

Explores the issues surrounding synthetic drugs by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Teen Driving

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the topic of teen driving.

Teen Parenting

Explores the issues surrounding teen parenting. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Teen Pregnancy

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the topic of teen pregnancy.

Teen Suicide

Explores the issues surrounding teen suicide. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Teens and Employment

Explores the issues surrounding teens and employment. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Teens and Employment

Explores the issues surrounding teens and employment. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

The Boston Marathon Bombing

This title examines an important historic event--the April 15, 2013, bomb explosions at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Brain and the Nervous System

Covers the amazing intricacies of this vital system as well as the effects of disease and damage.

The Cardiovascular System

Covers the anatomy of the heart and the effects of the diseases to which it is sometimes prone. Provides annotated diagrams and illustrations to bolster the narrative and highlight significant aspects of cardiology and the cardiovascular system.

The College Blue Book, ed. 32

The College Blue Book has been a standard, professional reference on higher education since it was first published in 1923. New features have been added during the intervening years to keep pace with the changing needs for information about our educational facilities. The information, especially in the areas of tuition, room and board, enrollment figures, library holdings, is constantly changing.

The Digestive System

Examines all the vital components involved in consuming and digesting food as well as the diseases and disorders that can plague this frequently overlooked area of the human body.

The Essential Guide to Bullying Prevention and Intervention

As social networking and technology add to the ways that kids can be bullied, parents feel powerless against this insidious force that compels even "good" kids to participate in or enable bullying in schools, in extracurricular activities, online, and at home. This guide brings together the wisdom and experience of two people who have witnessed bullying's causes and tragic effects.

The Eye

The structures and functions of the eye are examined in this volume that describes how we are able to process what we observe and react accordingly.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 2

Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, ed. 2

Covers a variety of topics on physiology and fitness, including sports, body systems, the body’s reaction to physical fitness, exercise activities, diseases and conditions, treatments, fitness tests, and other health-related issues.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3

Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 2

Provides in-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, Tourette Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, vertigo, amnesia, and epilepsy, targeted to patients, their families and allied health students. Related topics include communication aids, electric personal assistive mobility devices, medications, and the needs of Alzheimer patient caregivers among others.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health

Written for students and professionals in the field. Entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Also discusses the roles of all major health professionals.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

Designed for high-school students and lay adults, this collection of entries covers major areas of science including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology, mathematics, and medicine, and provides readers with a wide range of up-to-date, relevant, and accurate information.

The History of Western Dance

This guide, with biographical profiles, discusses Western dance as an art form, a folk tradition, and an entertainment spectacle. It examines the wide ranging dance types, including some of ancient rituals, Christian dance ecstasies, court and folk dances, ballet, social dances, the waltz, ballroom, tap, modern dance, and break and hip-hop dancing.

The Newtown School Shooting

This title examines an important historic event--the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

The Reproductive System

This comprehensive narrative details both the biological process of procreation and the often divisive debates on how best to approach matters related to the human body.

The Respiratory System

Although vulnerable to various infections and other disorders, the respiratory system by and large continues to function in order to sustain us. This book explores each element involved in this subconscious process and the factors that perpetuate human life.

The War in Afghanistan

Explores the issues surrounding the Afghan War from 2001 to present. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

Offers students and researchers comprehensive information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems. Includes entries on land and water biomes, and covers climate, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome, and more.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms - what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them. Written for middle school students to support earth science and landform-related assignments, alphabetically arranged entries follow a standard and consistent subheaded format; and range in length from 9 to 11 pages.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography

Features biographies of notable historic and current figures from American history, world history, literature, science and math, arts and entertainment, and the social sciences. Entries focus on the people most often studied in middle and high school.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

Underage Drinking

Explores the use and abuse of alcohol by teenagers, discussing the prevalence of binge drinking, the legal issue of the drinking age, and the effectiveness of various preventative measures.

Underage Drinking

Explores the use and abuse of alcohol by teenagers, discussing the prevalence of binge drinking, the legal issue of the drinking age, and the effectiveness of various preventative measures.

Unemployment

Examines the issue of unemployment from a variety of international perspectives.

Vegetarianism

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives about the topic of vegetarianism.

Vegetarianism

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives about the topic of vegetarianism.

War

Explores the issues surrounding war and society. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Water

Explores the issues surrounding water resources. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

World of Earth Science

This new title in Gale's World Of...Series is a comprehensive guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues relating to topics in earth science. World of Earth Science's encyclopedic approach offers approximately 650 entries in a convenient A-Z format, cross-reference headings and is written in easy to understand language.

World of Sports Science

Covers theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on such high-interest topics as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries; and much more.

Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools

Looks at zero tolerance policies in U.S. public schools, authors debate the effectiveness and fairness of such policies.

Zoos and Animal Welfare

Explores the issues surrounding zoos and animal welfare. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Social Science

Activism

Explores the issues surrounding activism. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Adoption

Explores the issues surrounding adoption. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Aging

Examines the issue of aging from a variety of international perspectives.

Alcoholism

Explores the issues surrounding alcoholism. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Alternate Energy

Explores the issues surrounding alternative energy. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Animal Rights

Explores the issues surrounding animal rights by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Anxiety Disorders

Explores the issues surrounding anxiety disorders. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Artificial Ingredients

Explores the issues surrounding artificial ingredients. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Biodiversity

Examines the issue of biodiversity, among and within plant and animal species in an environment, from a variety of international perspectives.

Birth Control

Explores the issues surrounding birth control. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Birth Control

Examines the issue of birth control from a variety of international perspectives.

Body Image

Explores the issues surrounding body image. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Body Piercing and Tattoos

Explores the issues surrounding body piercing and tattoos by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Bullying

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the issue of bullying.

Bullying

Examines the issues surrounding bullying and provides an overview of the topic.

Career and Technical Education

Explores the issues surrounding career and technical education. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Censorship

Explores the issues surrounding censorship. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Child Labor

Examines the issue of child labor from a variety of international perspectives.

Child Labor

Explores the issues surrounding child labor. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Child Soldiers

An estimated three hundred thousand child soldiers are serving in armies around the world. Some volunteer or are lured into service with false promises; others are abducted and forced to fight. This title presents a real-world look at the lives of these vulnerable young people.

Choosing a Career

A compendium of opinion on career choice, including whether or not career planning is useful, whether raising compulsory high school attendance ages will reduce dropout rates, and whether college is for everyone.

Choosing a College

Explores the issues surrounding choosing a college. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Climate Change

Explores the issues surrounding climate change. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Consumer Culture

Explores the issues surrounding consumer culture. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Cosmetic Surgery

Explores the issues surrounding cosmetic surgery by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Cults

Explores the issues surrounding cults. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Cyberbullying

Explores the issues surrounding cyberbullying. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Cyberbullying

Explores the issues surrounding cyberbullying, bullying through the Internet, by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Cybercrime

Examines the issue of cybercrime from a variety of international perspectives.

Date Rape

Explores the issues surrounding date rape. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Date Rape

Explores the issues surrounding date rape. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Dating

Presents differing views on the various social aspects of dating. Examines the enormous debate over whether the emergence of hookup culture is positive or negative, whether it hurts girls or empowers them, and whether it dangerously erodes the fabric of society or is the natural outcome of a society inching closer to gender equality.

Death and Dying

Presents differing views on the various social aspects surrounding death and dying worldwide. Causes of death are examined, including increases in mortality due to AIDS in Africa, drug abuse in Scotland, and suicide in Ireland. Chapters discuss access to palliative end-of-life care and assisted suicide; influences of the world's major religions and their beliefs, traditions and rituals surrounding death; and funeral practices around the world.

Depression

Explores the issues surrounding depression by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Dieting

Articles explore the risks and behaviours associated with dieting.

Dieting

Explores the issues surrounding dieting. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Disaster Relief

Explores the issues surrounding disaster relief. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Discrimination

Explores the issues surrounding discrimination. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Distracted Driving

Examines the issues surrounding distracted driving and provides an overview of the topic.

Domestic Terrorism

Examines the issues surrounding domestic terrorism and provides an overview of the topic.

Downloading Music

Takes a critical look at downloading music, who it impacts, and how. Includes a list of organizations to contact for further information.

Dress Codes in Schools

Explores the issues surrounding dress codes in schools. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Dress Codes in Schools

Explores the issues surrounding dress codes in schools. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Dropping Out of School

Explores the issues surrounding school dropouts. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Drug Abuse

Explores the issues surrounding teenage drug abuse. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Drugs

Explores the issues surrounding drugs. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Drunk Driving

Explores the issues surrounding drunk driving. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Eating Disorders

Explores the issues surrounding eating disorders. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Electronic Devices in Schools

Explores the issues surrounding electronic devices in schools. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Electronic Devices in Schools

Explores the issues surrounding electronic devices in schools. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

Provides an overview and an explanation of the major topics in the field of educational psychology, including topics in categories such as human learning and development (across the life span), motivation, measurement and statistics, and curriculum and teaching.

Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence

Provides a thorough compilation of the types, specific incidents, relevant agencies, theories, responses, and prevention programs relevant to crime and violence in schools and on campuses.

Endangered Species

Explores the issues surrounding endangered species. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

English Language Learners

Explores the issues surrounding English language learners. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Exercise and Fitness

Explores the issues surrounding exercise and fitness for children. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Extremism

Examines the issue of extremism and radicalism from a variety of international perspectives.

Factory Farming

Explores the issues surrounding the factory farming, meeting the world’s demand for food, by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Foster Care

Explores the issues surrounding foster care. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Fracking

Examines the issues surrounding fracking (a process that unlocks huge reserves of natural gas deep under the earth’s surface) and provides an overview of the topic.

Gangs

Explores the issues surrounding gangs. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Gangs

Explores the issues surrounding gangs. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Gay Marriage

Explores the issues surrounding gay marriage by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Gay Marriage

Examines the issues surrounding gay marriage and provides an overview of the topic.

Genetically Modified Food

Examines the issue of genetically modified food from a variety of international perspectives.

Girls and Sports

Explores the issues surrounding girls and sports. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Going Green

Explores the issues surrounding going green. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Gun Control

Examines the issues surrounding gun control and provides an overview of the topic.

Gun Violence

Discusses the reasons for and against gun control in the United States, especially in relation to violent crime.

Gun Violence

Discusses the reasons for and against gun control in the United States, especially in relation to violent crime.

Health Care

Explores the issues surrounding health care. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Hoarding

Examines the issues surrounding hoarding and provides an overview of the topic.

Homelessness

Explores the issues surrounding homelessness. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Homeschooling

Explores the issues surrounding homeschooling. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Homosexuality

Explores the issues surrounding homosexuality. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Human Trafficking

Examines the issue of human trafficking from a variety of international perspectives.

Internet Safety

Explores the issues surrounding internet safety. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Juvenile Crime

Explores the issues surrounding juvenile crime. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Juvenile Crime

Explores the issues surrounding juvenile crime by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Learning Disabilities

Explores the issues surrounding learning disabilities. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Media Bias

Explores the issues surrounding media bias by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Medical Marijuana

Explores the issues surrounding medical marijuana. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Medical Marijuana

Explores the issues surrounding medical marijuana. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Medical Marijuana

Examines the issues surrounding medical marijuana and provides an overview of the topic.

Mental Illness

Explores the issues surrounding mental illness. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Methamphetamine

Examines the issues surrounding methamphetamine abuse and provides an overview of the topic.

Mexico

Explores the issues surrounding economic and social conditions in Mexico by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Mixed Marriage

Examines the institution of mixed marriages in different global locations, cultures and social climates.

Natural Disasters

Examines the issues surrounding natural disasters and provides an overview of the topic.

Nuclear Energy

Examines the issues surrounding nuclear energy and provides an overview of the topic.

Obesity

Explores the issues surrounding obesity. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Obesity

Explores the issues surrounding obesity. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Organ Transplants

Examines the issues surrounding organ transplants and provides an overview of the topic.

Organic Food and Farming

Explores the issue of organic food and farming by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Peer Pressure

Explores the issues surrounding peer pressure. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Plagiarism

Explores the issues surrounding plagiarism. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Pollution

Explores the issues surrounding pollution. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Prejudice

Explores the issues surrounding prejudice. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Privacy

Explores the issues surrounding privacy. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Privacy

Examines the issue of privacy from a variety of international perspectives.

Privacy

Explores the issue of privacy by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Racism

Examines the issues surrounding racism and provides an overview of the topic.

Reality TV

Examines the issues surrounding reality television programs and provides an overview of the topic.

Recycling

Explores the issues surrounding recycling. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Recycling

Explores the issues surrounding recycling. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Risky Teen Behavior

Explores the issues surrounding risky teen behavior. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

School Violence

Presents differing views on various aspects of the school violence issue. Examines the causes of school violence, prevention of school violence, and measures schools take to create a safe environment for students.

Sexting

Explores the issues surrounding computer sex or Sexting. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Sexual Harassment

Explores the issues surrounding sexual harassment. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Sexual Violence

Examines the issue of sexual violence from a variety of international perspectives.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Explores the issues surrounding sexually transmitted diseases by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Explores the issues surrounding sexually transmitted infections. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Smoking

Explores the issues surrounding smoking. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Social Justice

Examines the issue of social justice and equality from a variety of international perspectives.

Social Networking

Explores the issues surrounding online social networking technology. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Social Networking

Explores the issues surrounding online social networking technology. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Social Protest

Explores the issues surrounding protest movements and political participation in the United States. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Standardized Testing

Examines the issues surrounding educational tests and measurements and provides an overview of the topic.

Student Drug Testing

Explores the issues surrounding student drug testing. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Synthetic Drugs

Explores the issues surrounding synthetic drugs by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Teen Driving

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the topic of teen driving.

Teen Parenting

Explores the issues surrounding teen parenting. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Teen Pregnancy

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the topic of teen pregnancy.

Teen Suicide

Explores the issues surrounding teen suicide. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Teens and Employment

Explores the issues surrounding teens and employment. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Teens and Employment

Explores the issues surrounding teens and employment. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

The Essential Guide to Bullying Prevention and Intervention

As social networking and technology add to the ways that kids can be bullied, parents feel powerless against this insidious force that compels even "good" kids to participate in or enable bullying in schools, in extracurricular activities, online, and at home. This guide brings together the wisdom and experience of two people who have witnessed bullying's causes and tragic effects.

The War in Afghanistan

Explores the issues surrounding the Afghan War from 2001 to present. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Underage Drinking

Explores the use and abuse of alcohol by teenagers, discussing the prevalence of binge drinking, the legal issue of the drinking age, and the effectiveness of various preventative measures.

Underage Drinking

Explores the use and abuse of alcohol by teenagers, discussing the prevalence of binge drinking, the legal issue of the drinking age, and the effectiveness of various preventative measures.

Unemployment

Examines the issue of unemployment from a variety of international perspectives.

Vegetarianism

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives about the topic of vegetarianism.

Vegetarianism

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives about the topic of vegetarianism.

War

Explores the issues surrounding war and society. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Water

Explores the issues surrounding water resources. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools

Looks at zero tolerance policies in U.S. public schools, authors debate the effectiveness and fairness of such policies.

Zoos and Animal Welfare

Explores the issues surrounding zoos and animal welfare. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

History

Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

A general resource for African research for students at the high-school level or higher. Consists of 450 alphabetically arranged entries covering countries, regions, geographic features, cultural groups, personalities, and general subjects such as body adornment and clothing, oral tradition, and writing systems. Includes timelines, definitions and quick-reference fact boxes.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

A six-volume survey of modern Asia, defined as extending from Japan in the east to Turkey in the west, and from Kazakhstan in the north to Indonesia in the south. Presents entries covering such subjects as countries, cities, regions, natural features, religions, social issues, languages, people, events, customs, politics, and economics.

ISIS

The book provides an introduction that documents the origins of ISIS within the larger Al Qaeda organization during the Iraq War. It discusses the origins, development, and territorial expansion of ISIS in Syria and Iraq and examines the ideological motivations behind the emergence of ISIS.

Learning About the Holocaust

Offers articles written at the 9th and 10th grade reading levels; includes diary entries and stories about young people who lived during the Holocaust.

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2

Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice and family law, equal protection and civil rights, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment, freedom of speech, and monopolies.

The Boston Marathon Bombing

This title examines an important historic event--the April 15, 2013, bomb explosions at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts.

The History of Western Dance

This guide, with biographical profiles, discusses Western dance as an art form, a folk tradition, and an entertainment spectacle. It examines the wide ranging dance types, including some of ancient rituals, Christian dance ecstasies, court and folk dances, ballet, social dances, the waltz, ballroom, tap, modern dance, and break and hip-hop dancing.

The Newtown School Shooting

This title examines an important historic event--the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Science

Alternative Energy, ed. 2

Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.

Animal Sciences

Provides a wide range of scientific, historical and cultural information about the animal world. Covers careers in the animal sciences in addition to biological concepts, the history of zoology, biographies of scientists, and ethical issues such as the practice of animal experimentation. Includes illustrations, sidebars, charts, a glossary, bibliographies, filmographies and the addresses of institutions devoted to the protection and study of wild and domesticated animals.

Blood

Detailed diagrams supplement the text and allow readers a glimpse into the anatomy and life-sustaining properties of human blood. Follow the course of blood as it circulates through the body and its component parts.

Bone and Muscle

Details the anatomy and mechanisms that allow bones and muscles to operate naturally and examines the consequences of disease and injury on these fundamental components of the human body.

The Brain and the Nervous System

Covers the amazing intricacies of this vital system as well as the effects of disease and damage.

The Cardiovascular System

Covers the anatomy of the heart and the effects of the diseases to which it is sometimes prone. Provides annotated diagrams and illustrations to bolster the narrative and highlight significant aspects of cardiology and the cardiovascular system.

The Digestive System

Examines all the vital components involved in consuming and digesting food as well as the diseases and disorders that can plague this frequently overlooked area of the human body.

The Eye

The structures and functions of the eye are examined in this volume that describes how we are able to process what we observe and react accordingly.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

Designed for high-school students and lay adults, this collection of entries covers major areas of science including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology, mathematics, and medicine, and provides readers with a wide range of up-to-date, relevant, and accurate information.

The Reproductive System

This comprehensive narrative details both the biological process of procreation and the often divisive debates on how best to approach matters related to the human body.

The Respiratory System

Although vulnerable to various infections and other disorders, the respiratory system by and large continues to function in order to sustain us. This book explores each element involved in this subconscious process and the factors that perpetuate human life.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

Offers students and researchers comprehensive information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems. Includes entries on land and water biomes, and covers climate, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome, and more.

World of Earth Science

This new title in Gale's World Of...Series is a comprehensive guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues relating to topics in earth science. World of Earth Science's encyclopedic approach offers approximately 650 entries in a convenient A-Z format, cross-reference headings and is written in easy to understand language.

World of Sports Science

Covers theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on such high-interest topics as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries; and much more.

Environment

Alternative Energy, ed. 2

Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.

Animal Rights and Welfare

Through the use of primary sources, this book addresses a range of topics within the subject of animal rights and welfare, including zoos, animal testing, philosophy regarding the treatment of animals, and practical measures instituted to protect animals.

Endangered Species

Explores the issues surrounding endangered species. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Pollution

Explores the issues surrounding pollution. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Recycling

Explores the issues surrounding recycling. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Recycling

Explores the issues surrounding recycling. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

Offers students and researchers comprehensive information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems. Includes entries on land and water biomes, and covers climate, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome, and more.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms - what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them. Written for middle school students to support earth science and landform-related assignments, alphabetically arranged entries follow a standard and consistent subheaded format; and range in length from 9 to 11 pages.

Arts

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.

The History of Western Dance

This guide, with biographical profiles, discusses Western dance as an art form, a folk tradition, and an entertainment spectacle. It examines the wide ranging dance types, including some of ancient rituals, Christian dance ecstasies, court and folk dances, ballet, social dances, the waltz, ballroom, tap, modern dance, and break and hip-hop dancing.

Nation and World

Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States

An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about each of the fifty United States, as well as U.S. territories and possessions. Coverage includes geography, state history, population, ethnic groups, natural resources, famous natives, and vital statistics. For students in elementary schools.

Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World

An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about every country in the world. Coverage includes geography, industry, population, ethnic groups, climate, religion, education, and daily life. Includes a special section of political, topographical, and thematic world maps. For students in elementary schools.

Disasters

Examines the issue of disaster relief and natural disasters from a variety of international perspectives.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

This 4-vol. set provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

Medicine

Bullying

This text presents bullying as a health issue and proposes effective strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention based on current scientific research of aggressive behaviors.

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

Provides the most comprehensive and accessible information available on sports medicine.

Health Care

Explores the issues surrounding health care. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2

Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3

Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

Sports Injuries Information For Teens, ed. 4

Offers teens a comprehensive, fact-based guide to being a healthy athlete including guidelines for participating safely in sports and avoiding injury.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 2

Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, ed. 2

Covers a variety of topics on physiology and fitness, including sports, body systems, the body’s reaction to physical fitness, exercise activities, diseases and conditions, treatments, fitness tests, and other health-related issues.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3

Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 2

Provides in-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, Tourette Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, vertigo, amnesia, and epilepsy, targeted to patients, their families and allied health students. Related topics include communication aids, electric personal assistive mobility devices, medications, and the needs of Alzheimer patient caregivers among others.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health

Written for students and professionals in the field. Entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Also discusses the roles of all major health professionals.

Education

Career and Technical Education

Explores the issues surrounding career and technical education. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology

Provides an overview and an explanation of the major topics in the field of educational psychology, including topics in categories such as human learning and development (across the life span), motivation, measurement and statistics, and curriculum and teaching.

Psychology of Classroom Learning

Examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning such as cognition, motivation, and emotion, as well as individual and environmental factors at work in the classroom. Explores how instruction and learning are affected by factors such as classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, discipline, self-esteem, socioeconomic status, and more.

The College Blue Book, ed. 32

The College Blue Book has been a standard, professional reference on higher education since it was first published in 1923. New features have been added during the intervening years to keep pace with the changing needs for information about our educational facilities. The information, especially in the areas of tuition, room and board, enrollment figures, library holdings, is constantly changing.

Technology

Cybercrime

Examines the issue of cybercrime from a variety of international perspectives.

Religion

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Business

Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing

A comprehensive reference work bringing both sports management and sports marketing all together in one place.

Multicultural Studies

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The Encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures

An easy-to-use, systematic guide to the history and current status of more than 290 cultural groups outside the United States. In nine volumes, the Encyclopedia is intended to offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.

Law

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2

Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice and family law, equal protection and civil rights, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment, freedom of speech, and monopolies.

Biography

UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography

Features biographies of notable historic and current figures from American history, world history, literature, science and math, arts and entertainment, and the social sciences. Entries focus on the people most often studied in middle and high school.

Literature

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

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